Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town is an anime series that includes comedy elements in the adventure genre and meets the audience in the 2021 winter season. The series, which many viewers noticed with its anime, is actually adapted from Toshio Satō’s light novel series, which has been published since 2017. Anime created by Liden Films licensed by Funimation. We also know the studio for popular anime series such as Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor and Love and Lies. The anime was originally broadcast on many local networks such as AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, AbemaTV, SUN between January 4, 2021 – March 22, 2021. So has the anime been renewed for a second season?
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What is the plotline of the anime?
Despite the people of the village where he was raised see him powerless, Lloyd is an apprentice adventurer who has always dreamed of discovering the “true power” in his coveted capital. The story begins with his departure from his village.
The anime had a nice fiction as a material, but there were deficiencies in the first season. The comedy in the series is an understanding of comedy that does not appeal to everyone except the usual. Although there were many logical mistakes in the series, these parts were not very disturbing for many viewers since it is a comedy series. Our main character was a strong character who could easily deal with many strong monsters in the character part. So much so that since we have the background knowledge, things become quite funny, both impressive and as a plus when every power is shown. However, the fact that this is the case in all episodes can drop the audience from the anime. The animations looked pretty good above average. In the war scenes, there is potential, but it seems that the desire has not been fully achieved. Because of the style of the series, battles were often tied to comedy, so a subjective interpretation of this part may not be correct.
Will there be a second season of Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies?
As of May 16, 2021, Liden Films or any related company with the series has not yet renewed the anime for a second season. It can take a long time for anime to renew for a new season. Unlike TV dramas, production times may be longer, or manga can be expected to contain more source material. Most of the anime is published as advertisements for the manga series and are not renewed for a second season unless they can generate commercial revenue on their own. Animes are productions for profit, so disc sales, exclusive distributors, popularity are important for a new season. Under these main factors, we evaluated the anime’s possibility for a new season.
It seems there are some concerns about a new season. Because anime didn’t get enough attention. Ratings seem to have an effect on this. The first season of the anime, which got 6.34 in Myanimelist and similar results in IMDb, seems not to meet the expectations. However, the important thing is viewerships. However, in this part, we see that the anime remains under the targets.
Disc sales, popularity, light novel status
Although disc sales are not as important as before with the rise of digitalization and alternative platforms, it is still good data to see the popularity in Japan and to compare anime with other animes released in the same period. Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town disc sales occurred on the week of March 26, 2021. It sold only 288 units, and these sales figures are well below the targets. It is generally thought that an anime should sell at least 4,000 copies for a new season. SK∞ the Infinity, which went on sale in the same period, managed to sell 8174 copies on average.
The light novel, the original of the series, is written by Toshio Satō and illustrated by Nao Watanuki. The series has been published by SB Creative since February 15, 2017, and is still ongoing. Only the first 5 volumes of the light novel series, which reached 12 volumes in total, were adapted for the anime’s first season. There is enough stock material for a second season. It means that the anime may have a new season in the future. Still, in the above evaluation, we see the possibility of a new season very unlikely due to the current popularity. However, in the anime world, surprises never end, the producers can create a new season for the manga commercial. When an official update is available, we will share it with you. If the anime is renewed, a new season may be published in 2023, based on estimates.